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Impressive collection of student art on tour

Impressive collection of student art on tour

Students, teachers and members of the public are invited to visit the “Top Art” exhibition, a collection of the best art from last year’s senior secondary students which is touring New Zealand, Education Minister Trevor Mallard said today. The exhibition opened at Auckland Girls Grammar School today where it will be on display for the next three days before touring the country.

Top Art is organised by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority to show this year’s seventh formers the standard of work needed to score 90 plus in Bursaries Art.

The 25 folios in the exhibition cover Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture and are the top practical art folios from the 2002 University Bursaries examination.

“Top Art contains some stunning work from young artists I expect to hear more of in the future,” Trevor Mallard said.

“Top Art gives teachers and students around the country an indication of the quality of work that scores very high marks. It also gives the rest of us an indication of the vast and impressive artistic talent amongst young New Zealanders.

“The arts have a vital place in education. An arts education is central to the development of innovative, creative, literate and critical-thinking New Zealanders.

“And while all students benefit from an education in the arts, the new arts curriculum is ensuring a solid grounding for those who will go on to develop careers in the arts,” Trevor Mallard said.

During the previous three years, the Top Art displays have proven hugely successful. This year 15 regional education advisory services are hosting the collection.

In some regions, Top Art will be on display at public art galleries.

The Top Art itinerary and list of folios is attached


3 – 5 June Auckland Auckland Girls’ Grammar School

6 – 9 June Papakura Rosehill College

10– 13 June Whangarei Whangarei Boys’ High School

16 – 20 June Invercargill Southland Museum and Art Gallery 23 – 30 June Lower Hutt The Dowse

30 June – 4 July Wellington Capital E

7 – 18 July Wanganui Community Arts Centre

21 July – 1 August Christchurch The Art Zone, Centre of Contemporary Art

4 – 8 August Nelson Nayland College

13 – 15 August Palmerston North Palmerston North Girls’ High School

18 – 20 August Tauranga Tauranga Boys’ College

25 – 29 August Hamilton Waikato Museum of Art and History

1 – 5 September Rotorua Western Heights High School 8 – 12 September Gisborne Gisborne Girls’ High School

15 – 19 September Dunedin Dunedin College of Education

29 Sept – 3 October Havelock North Community Centre

6 – 10 October New Plymouth, New Plymouth Girls’ High School

Folios provided by:
Josh Bridgman Design Christchurch Boys’ High School
Tarryn Donald Design St Cuthbert’s College
Fiona Riddler Design Burnside High School
Russell Stewart Design Nelson College
Tahnee Withell Design Burnside High School
Sally Butler Painting Trident High School
Georgia Harrison Painting St Cuthbert’s College
Cheri Lees Painting Wellington High School
Sam Rountree-Williams Painting Auckland Grammar School
Lisa Taylor Painting St Cuthbert’s College
Rebecca Ambler Photography Wellington High School
Deanna Didovich Photography Baradene College of Sacred Heart
Jung-Ha Park Photography Burnside High School
Silver Whetu Photography Hillcrest High School
Desiree Woolfield Photography St Cuthbert’s College
Kate Aitken Printmaking Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
Alice Calder-Baxter Printmaking Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
Sophie Clark Printmaking St Cuthbert’s College
Ally Lien Printmaking Mt Roskill Grammar
Emma Lind Printmaking St Cuthbert’s College
Larnya Bourdot Sculpture Rangiora High School
Judith Carnaby Sculpture Lincoln High School
Rebekah Foote Sculpture Epsom Girls’ Grammar
Robert Heap Sculpture Christ’s College
Thomas Reveley Sculpture Lincoln High School

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